Herald Independent- RSS sports Feed http://heraldindependent.com/section/sports http://heraldindependent.com/section/sports Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:59:44 EST 1800 Fairfield Central takes down Keenan, 37-12. http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150300027/Fairfield-Central-takes-down-Keenan-37-12. WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central High School defeated W.J. Keenan High School, 37-12.The win advances the Griffins to 8-1 and guarantees them a first place finish in their region. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:31:04 EST Promising Chase turns sour for Kyle Busch http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/150234510/Promising-Chase-turns-sour-for-Kyle-Busch If Talladega had an innocent victim, it was Kyle Busch. Caught up in a wreck not of his making on Lap 103, Busch finished 40th and failed to advance to the next round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup by seven points — after entering... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:29:43 EST Gordon slips into Eliminator Round http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/150234562/Gordon-slips-into-Eliminator-Round Over the last few laps of the GEICO 500, Jeff Gordon's campaign for a possible fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hung by a thread as drivers at Talladega swapped positions. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:29:42 EST Earnhardt Jr.’s Sprint Cup title aspirations end at Talladega http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/150234534/Earnhardt-Jr.s-Sprint-Cup-title-aspirations-end-at-Talladega TALLADEGA, Ala. – As Dale Earnhardt Jr. went spinning madly on the backstretch, careening from the wall to the infield grass, these words painted on the wall appeared clearly on television via his in-car camera: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:29:01 EST Regional reign in reach for RWA http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150268131/Regional-reign-in-reach-for-RWA WINNSBORO — A win is the key to locking a regional title down. With a win this week, Richard Winn Academy (9-0) will clinch its region. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:09:06 EST Griffins ready for a big game against Keenan High School http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150274833/Griffins-ready-for-a-big-game-against-Keenan-High-School WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central High School (7-1, 4-0) takes on W.J. Keenan High School (6-2, 4-1) at home this week. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:08:03 EST Fairfield Central Griffins pummel Panthers, 42-7 http://heraldindependent.com/news/news-sports/150227007/Fairfield-Central-Griffins-pummel-Panthers-42-7 PELION — Fairfield Central High School (7-1, 4-0) traveled to Pelion (5-3, 2-2) last Friday night and came away with a big win. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:32:03 EST Peters holds on for Truck Series victory in wild race at Talladega http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/150234459/Peters-holds-on-for-Truck-Series-victory-in-wild-race-at-Talladega TALLADEGA, Ala. — Holding off all challengers in a race that went four-wide on the final two laps, Timothy Peters won the Fred's 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:19:02 EST Youth flag football underway at Drawdy Park http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/150207432/Youth-flag-football-underway-at-Drawdy-Park WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Recreation Department will hold youth flag football games at Drawdy Park during October and November. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:23:02 EST Winnsboro native honored for volleyball play http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150176251/Winnsboro-native-honored-for-volleyball-play ATLANTA — Claflin University junior right-side hitter Kiara Johnson has been tabbed as this week's Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Women's Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:06:04 EST Keselowski keeps Sprint Cup title hopes alive with dramatic win at Talladega http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/150234545/Keselowski-keeps-Sprint-Cup-title-hopes-alive-with-dramatic-win-at-Talladega TALLADEGA, Ala. — In a must-win situation at Talladega Superspeedway, Brad Keselowski did exactly that, preserving his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hopes with a victory in Sunday's GEICO 500. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:40:02 EST RWA rolls over Greenwood Christian, 51-34 http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-sports/150227116/RWA-rolls-over-Greenwood-Christian-51-34 GREENWOOD — Call them soaring winners because Richard Winn Academy (9-0) played one of its closest games of this season against Greenwood Christian School (6-2), and still flew away with a 17-point win. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:53:17 EST Youth baseball sign-ups continue http://heraldindependent.com/news/baseball-news-sports/150148247/Youth-baseball-sign-ups-continue WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Recreation Department is holding registration for boys/girls basketball. Sign-up for children ages 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15 will be held until Nov. 21. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:15:06 EST Richard Winn on the road Friday, looking for win #9 http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150175030/Richard-Winn-on-the-road-Friday-looking-for-win-#9 WINNSBORO — Richard Winn Academy (8-0, 5-0) travels to Greenwood in search of its ninth win of the season against Greenwood Christian School (6-1, 5-0). Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:55:06 EST Griffins looking for lucky win number 7 http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/150191200/Griffins-looking-for-lucky-win-number-7 WINNSBORO — For the second week in a row, the Fairfield Central Griffins (6-1, 3-0) will take the show on a road against a tough regional opponent, the Pelion Panthers (5-2,2-1). Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:50:03 EST Keselowski grabs Nationwide Series victory at Charlotte http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/150162971/Keselowski-grabs-Nationwide-Series-victory-at-Charlotte CONCORD, N.C. — In the closing laps of Friday night's Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with an air of inevitability, Brad Keselowski tracked down teammate Ryan Blaney and made the pass for the win on Lap 187 of... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:15:15 EST Harvick advances, tempers flare after the Charlotte race http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/150163617/Harvick-advances-tempers-flare-after-the-Charlotte-race CONCORD, N.C. — The Closer finally closed the deal, and the door swung almost shut on Dale Earnhardt Jr., six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and 2012 champion Brad Keselowski. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:14:07 EST Talladega is a must-win scenario for three notable drivers http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/150163244/Talladega-is-a-must-win-scenario-for-three-notable-drivers CONCORD, N.C. — When the smoke cleared, the dust settled, and the fists stopped flying on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, three of the most high-profile drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series were back where they... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:14:03 EST Carolina football practice report http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/150116316/Carolina-football-practice-report COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Gamecocks (3-3, 2-3 SEC) worked out Wednesday afternoon at the Bluff Road practice fields. The Gamecocks are enjoying their bye week this week before hosting Furman (2-4) on Saturday, October 18, at Williams-Brice... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:46:04 EST FCHS Griffins hand Newberry Bulldogs 33-8 region loss http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150143900/FCHS-Griffins-hand-Newberry-Bulldogs-33-8-region-loss NEWBERRY — Before Newberry High School could score its first points of the night at home against Fairfield Central High School on Friday, the Griffins had already managed a 31-point run. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:03:01 EST